Lethbridge Minute: Police Plans, Summer Openers, and Out Of Control Spending

Lethbridge Minute: Police Plans, Summer Openers, and Out Of Control Spending


Lethbridge Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Lethbridge politics


This Week In Lethbridge:

  • This week at City Hall will start with a meeting of the Civic Works Standing Policy Committee at 1:30 pm on Tuesday. The Committee will discuss a Transportation Safety Plan, Waste and Recycling, Transit, and more.

  • On Wednesday there will be a meeting of the Audit Committee at 1:30 pm which will discuss processes and procedures, internal controls, and policy reviews, as well as a private discussion between Councillors and City Auditors. All items in this meeting will be conducted in secret.

  • A Community Safety Standing Policy Committee meeting that was scheduled for Thursday at 1:30 pm has been cancelled.


Last Week In Lethbridge:

  • After a two week delay, Council approved $80-million in Capital Improvement projects right before the 2021 municipal election. Some of these expenditures include $10.5 million in Waste and Recycling Curbside organics, $5.8 million into Henderson Ice Centre Upgrades, and an additional $5.8 million in SAAG enhancement upgrades. Considering the hardships many in our communities are facing right now, Council's spending strategy is just a slap in the face to Lethbridge residents and businesses.

  • Thanks to the provincial government's reopening plan, the City has finally been able to provide an update on official reopening dates for certain facilities. The dates are, of course, subject to the Province's move to Stage 2 going ahead on Thursday.

  • Following the Justice Minister's disapproval of the Lethbridge Police Service's action plan to the many recent concerns, the LPS now has until June 25th to submit a revised plan to the justice department. Hopefully the revision will be an actual plan that contains some actual actions!




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